New Writer for Uncanny Avengers Annouced

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The Uncanny Avengers will be getting a new writer, and that’s Jim Zub (Wayward, Thunderbolts). He will be starting his run on Uncanny Avengers with #24, which will tie in with Marvel’s Secret Empire event series. Marvel broke the news yesterday about  Jim taking over the run. They also interviewed him regarding his new job.

Check out a couple Qs&As with Marvel and Jim Zub: UNCANNY AVENGERS issues #24 and #25 will tie in with Secret Empire. What can you tell us about the team’s involvement in this event?

Jim Zub: That’s a surprisingly tough question! As you might imagine, Secret Empire is filled with secrets so I can’t reveal too much just yet. The Uncanny Avengers are quite powerful and capable with older and experienced heroes like Rogue, Wasp, and The Human Torch on the team. [Captain America] and the forces of Hydra understand that and they make plans to, let’s say, keep them out of play. We’ll see the team getting caught up in machinations they hadn’t expected, and it will sideline and threaten them in unexpected ways.

As always, Marvel and their employers are keeping a tight lip on what exactly is going on with their upcoming event series! However, it still sounds like this will be a lot of fun to read. You will take over the series from Gerry Duggan with issue #24. Can you tell us a little about that experience?

Jim Zub: Gerry has done an incredible job with this wonderful cross-section of characters. I’ve really enjoyed getting to pick up the torch from him—literally the torch, because The Human Torch is included—and continue their story. To me, the team feels like a family. We’ve seen them on other teams and they’ve had other loyalties, but the missions they’ve gone on as Avengers have created a strong bond. They have to look out for each other.

All the characters on the UNCANNY AVENGERS [team] have found themselves pulled together in an unexpected fashion. Almost all of them have deep roots in the Marvel Universe. I’ve had a blast showing them together, holding their own against some top-tier opponents.

It’s never easy having to fill someone else’s shoes, but we’re sure that Zub will do an excellent job. Plus who isn’t looking forward to the Uncanny Avengers taking down Hydra?! For the rest of the interview go to Marvel!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments about what you think about Jim Zub taking over the Uncanny Avengers in time for the Secret Empire tie-in!

As always we’ll continue to update you on all things Uncanny Avengers and Marvel.

Uncanny Avengers #24 will be available this June.

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